Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group Q3

Please find below a listing of representative client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during July – September 2018. Please advise that this compilation is not exhaustive and we would encourage you to visit the member firm sites for more legal updates.

Akerman LLP (USA, Florida)

DOJ Antitrust Division Grants Approval to Proposed Cigna/Express Scripts Merger (September 24, 2018)
House Commerce Committee Urges the FTC to Investigate Past PBM Mergers (July 30, 2018)
James Burns Discusses SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh’s Approach to Antitrust Law with Law 360 (July 26, 2018)

Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (Indonesia)

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms 2018 (August 9, 2018)
Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct 2018 (August 1, 2018)

Arthur Cox (Ireland/Northern Ireland)

Getting the Deal Through: Competition Compliance 2018 (September 24, 2018)
International Comparative Legal Guide: Competition Litigation (September 21, 2018)
Members Only Club: Confidentiality Rings in Litigation (July 11, 2018)

Baker Botts L.L.P. (USA, Texas)

DOJ Scrutiny of No-Poach Agreements: What is the Impact on M&A Transactions? (July 11, 2018)

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (USA, Tennessee)

Chris Lazarini Provides Insight on Antitrust Allegations in Gold Price-Fixing Conspiracy Case (August 23, 2018)

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Canada: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec)

Pending CFIUS Reform Expands U.S. Foreign Investment Review (August 2, 2018)

Bowmans (South Africa)

The Competition Amendment Bill, 2018 Introduced in Parliament: National Security Considerations (August 7, 2018)
The Proposed Amendments to the Administrative Penalty Provisions of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998 (THE ACT) as Set Out in the Competition Amendment Bill, 2018 Introduced in Parliament (July 31, 2018)

Chiomenti (Italy)

European Commission – Guidelines on estimating overcharges caused by antitrust infringements: Consultation (July 5, 2018)

Clayton Utz (Australia)

IP exemption from competition laws about to go, so review your licensing arrangements now (September 27, 2018)
New unfair terms laws biting farmgate supply arrangements (September 27, 2018)
Tougher Australian Consumer Law penalties due to commence shortly (August 30, 2018)

Deacons (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Competition Commission brought its first legal action against individuals (September 11, 2018)

Demarest Advogados (Brazil)

The burning of the National Museum and the defense of competition (September 3, 2018)

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (USA, Indiana, Minnesota)

In Effort to Increase Employees’ Bargaining Power, U.S. Senators Petition Federal Antitrust Agencies to Revisit Benchmarking Guidelines (July 12, 2018)

GANADO Advocates (Malta)

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2019 (September 7, 2018)

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (France)

The Geo-blocking Regulation (July 27, 2018)
Home visits: the right to be assisted by a lawyer upon notification is established (July 20, 2018)

Houthoff (Netherlands)

CJEU Declares Request by German Court on Valicity of Commission Recovery Decision Inadmissible (August 2018)

Kromann Reumert (Denmark)

The Danish Competition Counsel Accepts Claims in the EY Pre-Implementation Case (September 13, 2018)
The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court repeals a decision by the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal (August 30, 2018)
Commission Imposes Record Fine for “Gun Jumping” (August 3, 2018)

Morrison & Foerster LLP (USA, California)

Antitrust Division Views on Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Agreements (Summer 2018)
Protecting Investments in People and IP While Avoiding Criminal Sanctions (August 10, 2018)
European Commission Decision on Gun Jumping Gives Guidance on Contractual Clauses in EU Mergers (July 2018)

Nishimura & Asahi (Japan)

Global Competition Review: Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct 2018 - Japan (August 2018)

Noerr LLP (Germany)

Overview of merger control activity during the last 12 months (September 26, 2018)
Joint Guidance Paper on Transaction Value Thresholds – Final Version published by Austrian and German Competition Authorities (September 20, 2018)
The DuMont fine decision – new risks for press cooperations? (September 18, 2018)

Pepper Hamilton LLP (USA, Pennsylvania)

Federal Court Rejects Bundled Pricing Theory Endorsed by DOJ Antitrust Division (September 27, 2018)
Recent FTC Settlement Confirms Enforcement Priority to Protect Employees from Employer Collusion (August 2, 2018)
Fast-Food Chains Agree to End Franchise No-Poach Restrictions (July 13, 2018)

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador)

Exclusive Distribution Agreements in Ecuador and Competition Law (September 7, 2018)
Competition News: An Ecuadorian Court Declared a Declassification Ordered by the Superintendency for Market Power Control (August 9, 2018)

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Singapore)

CCCS Issues Guidance Note for Airline Alliance Agreements (September 2018)
CCCS Issues Infringement Decision on Grab/Uber Merger (September 2018)
Competition Bites - Southeast Asia and Beyond (July 2018)

Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. (Finland)

Commission fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for artificially maintaining high prices of their online distributors (July 24, 2018)

Simpson Grierson (New Zealand)

Competition Law Update (August 15, 2018)

Steptoe & Johnson LLP (USA, District of Columbia)

AG Kokott on UPS/TNT: A ‘Textbook Example’ of How to Breach the Rights of Defence in Merger Control Proceedings (August 7, 2018)
Resale Price Maintenance, Pricing Algorithms and Monitoring Software: a Recipe for Disaster (July 24, 2018)
Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation – How It Matters for Businesses (July 19, 2018)

Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand)

Vietnam: New Law on Competition Impacts IP (September 4, 2018)
Practical Law Life Sciences Global Guide: Pharmaceutical IP and Competition Law in Thailand (September 4, 2018)

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